Lady Doggers overcome early deficit for Senior Night win


LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School girls’ basketball team overcame an early 9-4 deficit on Tuesday to defeat Hanna-Elk Mountain, 55-45.

L-FL junior Kaylie Rafferty gave the Lady Doggers an early 2-0 advantage, but the lead was short-lived.

Late in the first quarter, H-EM led 9-4 before the Lady Dogger rally began.

Senior Jessy White connected on a 3-pointer early in the second, drawing L-FL back within two, but it wasn’t until freshman Kamryn Rafferty scored six straight points to put the Lady Doggers back in front 16-15.

Rafferty’s points came in the middle of a 13-2 Lady Dogger run which gave Lingle-Fort Laramie a 23-17 lead at the break.

Over the final 16 minutes, the Lady Doggers pushed their lead to double-digits with a pair of free throws and a pair of late 3-pointers from senior Ashley Riley.

Riley led the team with 22 points, while Rafferty added 13.

On Friday, Feb. 14, the Lady Doggers fell 50-35 on the road to Rock River.

Riley led the team with 14 points, while White added six points.

Those two games will be the last time Lingle-Fort Laramie will see Class 1A competition until the East Regional Tournament. The Lady Doggers (8-11) travel to Glenrock on Friday and Pine Bluffs on Saturday to wrap up the regular season.

Friday’s game tips off at 5 p.m., and Saturday’s game gets underway at 2:30 p.m.

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